Colton was diagnosed at age 9 with high risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in September of 2009. Since then he has endured two bone marrow transplants, one stem cell transplant and one revolutionary T-cell therapy trial to beat this cancer. Colton has battled five times in 7 years. On June 18th 2016 we received news that he was in remission once again! Although he is in his 18th month of remission, he is still taking chemo daily while we pray about what to do next. Our hero is a true warrior and we are always praying for a miracle and a CURE!
Our guild is about HOPE and Making this fight Matter by giving back, paying it forward and letting our orange hearts show the kindness and love that we have been blessed with along the way. All while raising a RUCKUS to CURE cancer through our efforts of awareness and fundraising.
Through this journey Colton's Army was born and has created a strong community of parents, friends, teammates and more. The Matters are positive, graceful and a true inspriation to many. We as, Colton's Army, work together for a common cause to cure cancer. We do this by leading by example in our efforts of fundraising, staying faithful and leaning on each other in difficult times. Now we believe it's time for us to put this positive orange energy towards something even more. ARE YOU IN?
On behalf of Seattle Children's Hospital, Strong Against Cancer and Colton's Army Guild, we invite YOU to a night filled with magic, miracles and a whole lot of cancer fighting passion.
"You are courageous men and women with a passion to fight back in a positive way to find a Cure for Childhood Leukemia by fund raising for research. Also, to stand by families who are or will be dealing with this diagnosis. I stand with the Colton Army's Guild in prayer."
"More than anything, Colton has brought me perspective. This is something I have drawn from on an almost daily basis as I have navigated the ups and downs of life with two healthy children. Those downs seem much less significant, and the ups are celebrated just a little more than they would be if we did not know Colton. I am so very sorry that Colton and his family have had to take this horrible cancer journey, but I am so thankful for the many lessons they have taught us through their strength and their grace."
"Being a part of the army: gives hope, provides a smile and reminds us the power of prayer can WORK!!! In the end a million amens!!!!"